Redding police crack international scam

Redding police say they have cracked an international scam that cost one man tens of thousands of dollars. They say Linda Anderson is in jail in Oklahoma after being accused of scamming an 81-year-old

News 12 Staff

Nov 24, 2015, 3:00 AM

Updated 3,159 days ago

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Redding police say they have cracked an international scam that cost one man tens of thousands of dollars.
They say Linda Anderson is in jail in Oklahoma after being accused of scamming an 81-year-old Redding man out of $60,000. Detectives from Oklahoma, California and Homeland Security are involved with the investigation as well.
Officials say scammers in Canada called the man claiming to be his grandson in a Mexican jail. The man was told his grandson needed $60,000 in cash for bail.
Surveillance video shows Anderson allegedly accepting the money in Oklahoma, where she later laundered it back to Canada, according to investigators.
Anderson is accused of multiple scam-related crimes. However, police say Anderson is not the ringleader of the operation. They believe those people are probably in Canada, and they hope she can help bust them.


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